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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145254
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172G Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Elmontex Air
Registration: OK-ELN
MSN: F172-0266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rudine, Island Krk -   Croatia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:LKMT
Destination airport:Rijeka - LDRI / RJK
Investigating agency: AIN Croatia
Smaller aircraft with two pilots was forced to land about 1.5 kilometers south of Rijeka airport on Sunday afternoon because of engine problems. The pilots of the damaged aircraft were unharmed.

The direct cause of this accident is that the OK-ELN aircraft consumed a useful amount of 36 gallons of fuel before reaching Rijeka Airport, which was due to inadequate flight preparation due to the change of flight route and weather conditions that prevailed on it.
The contributing factors that contributed to the engine shutdown were: bad weather conditions that prevailed on the aircraft flight route, a change in the flight route that was by approx. 30 km longer than the planned route, possible carburetor icing that could have led to a faster engine shutdown.
Organizational Factors: The commander of the aircraft was a person who 14 days ago extended the authority for SEP aircraft and was not qualified for the route and LDRI airport.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIN Croatia
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Apr-2012 12:54 BRC Added
01-Sep-2012 16:40 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport]
17-May-2020 18:46 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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